____Breast Reduction Mamoplasty
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.
Breast reduction surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
The success and safety of your breast reduction procedure highly depends on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.
Breast Reduction Mamoplasty and Insurance Coverage
Breast reduction surgery is generally considered a reconstructive procedure and may be covered by health insurance when it is performed to relieve medical symptoms.
Many insurers determine whether to categorize breast reduction surgery as reconstructive surgery based on the amount of tissue that will be removed.
In any case, pre-certification is required for reimbursement or coverage. Insurance policies vary greatly. Carefully review your policy to determine coverage.
Be prepared to obtain for our use in getting prior-authorization, 6month to 1 year worth of records indicating back, neck, shoulder pain & rashes under the breasts from your primary care provider. Also, records from a physical therapist, if you had sought physical therapy to help with pain in the past.
Most insurance companies also require that you seek out the advise of a Orthopedic surgeon for reccomendations to have Breast Reduction Mamoplasty.
Be prepared to discuss:
Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome
Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies
Before & After
All photographs shown on this site are between 2-4 weeks post-op. Additional healing time may reduce visible signs of swelling of tissue.
All photographs are posted to this site with the expressed written permission of the patients treated by Dr. Marthe Ann Gabey and are the property of the patient and doctor.